Ebola response: World Health Organisation releases new plan

Ebola response: World Health Organisation releases new plan

This morning, the World Health Organisation (WHO) released a new Ebola Response Roadmap—a detailed plan for stopping the ongoing West African Ebola outbreak over the next six to nine months.  This updated document is an important step in ensuring that the world’s response to the outbreak is better coordinated and more co......
What’s driving Africa’s strongest economies?

What’s driving Africa’s strongest economies?

The five biggest economies in Africa are overwhelmingly powered by the export of natural resources. But too often, corruption and mismanagement means the wealth generated doesn't benefit the people of those countries. These infographics show exactly what's driving these economies.
Australia G20: We’re heading down under

Australia G20: We’re heading down under

Calling all Canberrans, Melburnians and Sydneysiders! We're heading to Australia for the G20 Summit, and to launch a new global campaign. We'd love to you be there, so check out these events coming up.
7 Things you didn’t know about UK overseas aid

7 Things you didn’t know about UK overseas aid

According to my granddad, you'd probably think aid was in the top three things the UK government spends money on. In fact, for a British taxpayer earning £30,000 a year, just £37 - or 70p a week - would go on overseas aid. Here are the top 7 things you didn't know about UK foreign aid.
Join us in Melbourne

Join us in Melbourne

We see the impacts on the poorest of the poor and we don’t always know what we as individuals can do to make it better. That’s why ONE is going to Expanse, a one day conference in Melbourne on Saturday, August 30, bringing together hundreds of young Australians to equip a generation for a more just and equal world.
The power of youth: the potential to raise an army

The power of youth: the potential to raise an army

I recently met with Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund. The session raised some interesting questions about youth activism and the role of advocacy organisations such as ONE. So what did Osotimehin have to say about young people?
Ebola: support the humanitarian response

Ebola: support the humanitarian response

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the worst ever recorded. Over 1,100 people have died and the World Health Organisation has declared it a global health emergency. The hardest hit countries are Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, which have some of the weakest health systems in the world.  There are not enough trained doct......
Why the next 500 days are so important

Why the next 500 days are so important

Since 4 April 2013, or 500 days before I wrote this article, I was able to secure my first 9-to-5 job, become a homeowner and join anti-poverty campaign ONE as a youth ambassador. More importantly, during this time, the U.K. Department for International Development stepped up its support of developing countries’ efforts to
All that we want from you, is a promise you will be there

All that we want from you, is a promise you will be there

The campaign for "0.7" (calling on governments to invest just 0.7% of their country's income in development aid) feels like part of my DNA. It’s been going on longer than I’ve been alive. But with a little Spice Girls inspiration, we might be able to finish the job on 12th September. Well, almost.
Africa Fashion Week London: 6 designers to watch

Africa Fashion Week London: 6 designers to watch

In its fourth year, Africa Fashion Week London showcased the very best of African design with 40,000 people being treated to the collections of 200 contemporary African designers. We caught up with some of the continent’s most innovative designers to ask them for the insider tips and tricks to get the perfect look this summ...
How the youth can drive Africa’s agriculture revolution

How the youth can drive Africa’s agriculture revolution

"Young people think agriculture is uncool and uninspiring." This is one of the myths the Do Agric campaign debunked this year. As we celebrate International Youth Month, we need to ask ourselves if enough is being done to bring the energy, innovation and the entrepreneurial flair of young people into agribusiness.